Sunday, January 20, 2019

Dallas Assigns Hintz, Gurianov and Carrick at Bye Week

(Credit: Texas Stars)
As the Dallas Stars hit their combined bye week and All-Star Break, they have assigned three players to the Texas Stars. Immediately following last night's game against Winnipeg, Denis Gurianov and Roope Hintz were assigned to Texas. Defenseman Connor Carrick, who missed significant time with injury over the last few months, was also assigned on a conditioning loan.

Texas hasn't seen any conditioning assignments for a few seasons. By rule, they must last no longer than 14 days. I would assume Carrick is recalled as soon as the break is over.

Gurianov's assignment also means he will be available for the AHL All-Star Classic.

Here's the release:
Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced today that the club has reassigned right wing Denis Gurianov and center Roope Hintz to the Texas Stars, Dallas' top development affiliate in the American Hockey League (AHL). Additionally, the club assigned defenseman Connor Carrick to Texas on a conditioning loan.



Gurianov, 21, has skated in 12 NHL games with Dallas this season, logging three points (1-2=3) and an average 11:19 of ice time. He has recorded 31 points (11-20=31) in 29 AHL contests with Texas so far in 2018-19. The 6-foot-2, 195-pound native of Togliatti, Russia was originally selected by Dallas in the first round (12th overall) of the 2015 NHL Draft.



Hintz, 22, has recorded five points (2-3=5) in 25 NHL contests with Dallas in 2018-19. In 17 AHL contests with Texas this season, he has 19 points (8-11=19). The 6-foot-3, 215-pound native of Tampere, Finland was originally selected by Dallas in the second round (49th overall) of the 2015 NHL Draft.



Carrick, 24, has skated in 13 NHL games with Dallas this season and has tallied four points (1-3=4). The 5-foot-11, 192-pound native of Orland Park, Ill. was acquired by Dallas via trade on Oct. 1, 2018 from the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for a conditional seventh-round selection in the 2019 NHL Draft.

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